Cascading Aquamarine Necklace
This stunning necklace utilizes a combination of our Aquamarine and Jet Fire Polished Crystals, Heishi Beads for an accent and Ceramic Peruvian Round Beads in bright turquoise and black. The three cascading strands are a breeze to put together.  The finished length of this necklace is approximately 22 inches at its longest point.

Materials:
1 Pkg Antique Silver Plated Bali Heishi, 4mm (#14702) Qty:
3 Pkg Jet Czech Crystal Rounds, 4mm (#16123) Qty:
1 Pkg Aquamarine Czech Crystal Rounds, 6mm (#16151) Qty:
1 Pkg. Tuquoise, Black, White Peruvian Ceramic Rounds, 8mm (#32036) Qty:
1 Pkg. Silver Plated Jump Rings, 6mm (#50036) Qty:
1 Pkg. Silver Plated Corrugated Crimp Beads, 2mm (#50046) Qty:
1 Pkg. Silver Plated Lobster Clasp, Large, 15mm (#50604) Qty:
1 Pkg. Silver Plated Pinch Ends (#50622) Qty:
5 Ft. Silver Plated Thin Beading Chain (#62032) Qty:

Tools you will need (change quantity to 1 if you need them): 
Flat Chain Nose Pliers (#51016) Qty: 
Side Cutters (#51018) Qty: 
Crimping Pliers (#51004) Qty: 
Bead Stoppers (#51009) Qty: 
Zap-A-Gap Glue (#49088) Qty: 

Directions:
Step 1. Cut three pieces of Chain: one piece measuring 18 inches, another measuring 20 inches, and the last measuring 22 inches.

Step 2. Take the 18 inch piece of Chain and thread the following: one Crimp Bead, one Jet Crystal, one Heishi, one Peru, one Heishi, one Jet Crystal and one Crimp Bead. Take this grouping and center it on the middle of your Chain. Once in position, use a Bead Stopper (or tape) on each end of each Crimp to keep it from sliding. Crush each Crimp with Crimping Pliers.

Step 3. Now you will work your way out from the center of your 18 inch Chain. Thread a Crimp, a Jet Crystal, and one more Crimp. Measure approximately 1 inch from the end of your last Crimp Bead (to the right or left). Use a Bead Stopper to keep this grouping in place. Then crush both Crimp Beads.

Step 4. Continue making your groupings. Use the same technique from above and thread one Crimp, one Aqua Crystal, one Crimp. Thread one Crimp, one Jet Crystal, one Crimp for the next grouping. For the last grouping, thread one Crimp, one Jet Crystal, one Heishi, one Peru, one Heishi, one Jet Crystal and one Crimp.

Step 5. Repeat steps 3 through 5 to complete the other side of the 18 inch piece of Chain.

Step 6. Take the 20 inch piece of Chain and string the following: one Crimp, one Aqua Crystal and one Crimp. Take this grouping and center it on the middle of your Chain. Once in position, use a Bead Stopper on each end of each Crimp to keep from sliding. Crush each Crimp.

Step 7. Work your way out from the center of the 20 inch Chain. Thread one Crimp, one Jet Crystal and one Crimp. Measure approximately 1 inch from the end of your last Crimp Bead and crush both Crimp Beads.

Step 8. Continue making your groupings. Use the same technique from above and thread one Crimp, one Jet Crystal, one Heishi, one Peru, one Heishi, one Jet Crystal and one Crimp. Next two groupings: thread one Crimp, one Jet Crystal, and one Crimp, then one Crimp, one Aqua Crystal, and one Crimp.

Step 9. Repeat steps 6 through 8 to complete the other side of your 20 inch piece of Chain.

Step 10. Take the 22 inch piece of chain and string all of your groupings in the same format using the same techniques as you used for your 18 inch piece of Chain.

Step 11. Lay the strands down from smallest to biggest: 18, 20 and 22 inches.

Step 12. Take one Pinch End and dab a small amount of Zap-A-Gap glue inside it, then slide all three strands of Chain into it. Squeeze the Pinch End closed using Flat Nose Pliers. Take a Jump Ring and gently pry it open. Slide the end of the Pinch End through the Jump Ring and squeeze the Jump Ring closed.

Step 13. Repeat step 12 for the other end of your necklace but do not close the Jump Ring. Take your Lobster Clasp and slide the end through the Jump Ring, then squeeze the Jump Ring closed. Enjoy!

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